Re: [WISPA] UL WiMAX update

2006-04-21 Thread Mark Koskenmaki
Steve, I see a lot of discussion about 3650, but at the moment, it appears either difficult, impossible, or unpredictable, to get licensed for that spectrum. What I've been able to see, is that only 'experimental' deployments can get licensed on that band, and so... only a small amount of

[WISPA] SavetheInternet.com -- sneak peek:

2006-04-21 Thread Sascha Meinrath
Hi everyone, SaveTheInternet.com is launching Monday (more info below) and I would encourage ISPs to sign on to the coalition -- especially since it's our networks that are going to be the first folks discriminated against if network neutrality gets completely dumped (Brand X being only the

[WISPA] Mobile WiMAX

2006-04-21 Thread Patrick Leary
Since a number of you asked about mobile WiMAX, I thought it might help to provide a link to our Web site material on the topic as it relates to our progress. Once you click the link, if you go to the bottom, there are a few other links, such as to a white paper and another to a presentation. Let

Re: [WISPA] Mobile WiMAX

2006-04-21 Thread Robert Kim Wireless Internet Advisor
Patrick, What is the current state of WIMAX roll out? I remember a while ago Nokia backed out saying it was a NON ISSUE for a while... If you know of any real wimax AP's out there... will you post them at http://map.wirelessinternetcoverage.com ? On 4/21/06, Patrick Leary [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [WISPA] Universal Service Fund

2006-04-21 Thread Tom DeReggi
Why would our possition be to volunteer to contribute? They'll make us pay on their own, I see no reason to incurage it. The contributors should be the mature high volume telecoms, that aren't hurt by contributing. The whole robin hood thing, take a little bit from each of the rich to subsidize

Re: [WISPA] UL WiMAX update

2006-04-21 Thread Tom DeReggi
PAtrick, [I should insert a note here that recognizes that bringing to market a system that might be considered spectrally abusive so that it itself survives, all while conforming perfectly within the regulations, may be considered to be an entirely sound, even smart, competitive strategy --

Re: [WISPA] UL WiMAX update

2006-04-21 Thread Tom DeReggi
Steve, In theory, I fully agree with your view. The problem is that theory does not always play out in the real world. 5 years later, I still have 10 mbps gear, and very few places that can risk using faster gear. (although we are finding ways, such as getting higher power with PtP to use

Re: [WISPA] UL WiMAX update

2006-04-21 Thread Tom DeReggi
PAtrick, Agreed, 3650 was proof that the FCC sees the points at hand. I thought they took great risk and great support to make the 3650 rules as they did. The fear is that if nobody takes advantage of the space, they are not likely to go out on a limb again. Someone has got to make some

Re: [WISPA] UL WiMAX update

2006-04-21 Thread Rich Comroe
It's quite unfortunate IMO but I've concluded that this is a typically American problem. In America the courts broke up the Bell system thinking that it'd be better for the average American to have local phone companies competing with each other. Only here in America does the FCC license any